I felt a bit down today. I had a real set back in my healing process from the operation. I had to be taken back to hospital last week, as an infection in the bladder had gone unoticed for weeks and it had gone up to my kidneys. I was in a pretty bad state. As I just has major surgery I could not distinguish were the pain was coming from, but after two sleepless nights last week I was taken to A&E in major pain. I was given antibiotics IV and had to stay a night. Today I took the last two tablets of the seven day course of antibiotics. But as I had been in so much pain I have not done as much walking as I should have done and my healing progress has been very slow.
What really set me off today was a picture of my two German friends together with their kids having a family get together and they send me some pictures through. When I saw that I nearly cried. Not quite sure why. I do feel lonely here in the UK as the people I consider friends live a bit further away and I don’t see them very often. I then decided to drive down to the beach, as walking would have been too much at the moment, and have a sit in the sun and listen to the waves. There were a few tourists there but not too many. As I was sitting there enjoying my surroundings I realised how lucky I actually am and how I should do this more often. I should spend more time by the beach and losten to the ocean. It’s right on my doorstep. It made me realise that instead moaning about the things I am missing I should count my blessings and look at the things I do have in my life and appreciate them. The above is a picture of the beach in Portland, Dorset, where I was sitting this afternoon.